Retreats are an integral part of the spiritual experience and formation of each student at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin. Each retreat focuses on one of the core values of NDCL—community, respect, justice, integrity, and excellence. As part of their faith formation, each student will participate in a class-level retreat every year. LINK Crew helps facilitate the Freshmen Retreat, and Upperclassmen help with the Sophomore Class Retreat.
Freshman COMMUNITY Retreat – Thursday, 08.25.16. OUTDOOR on NDCL’s Ropes Course. Dress Down with an eye to the weather. Pack lunch. Includes Mass.
Sophomore RESPECT Retreat – Monday, 02.27.17. Family Life Center, Bainbridge. May dress down. Lunch provided. Includes Mass.
Junior JUSTICE Retreat – Thursday, 10.27.16. Specific details given depending on site assignment. Students earn 4 service hours this day out in the community, social justice endeavors.
Senior INTEGRITY Retreat – Students preference on-line. One opportunity is offered per quarter.
Q1:Friday, 09.09.16 Q2: Friday, 11.11.16
Q3: Friday, 01.27.17 Q4: Friday, 04.28.17
Kairos. As an upper class student, young men and women can choose to participate in Kairos, a powerful 4-day, student-led retreat which brings about a greater EXCELLENCE in one’s relationship with Christ, self, and others. Students attending miss only ONE day of classes this year due to the positioning of the Blended Learning Days. N.B. PARENTS attend an information session for more details on Kairos.
NOTE: Students chosen to lead Kairos after attending must interview for the position and work with a team of ten for the six weeks prior to the retreat.
Kairos #18: Wed., 10.12 – Sat., 10.15.16 @ Camp DamascusCenterberg, OH (seniors only)
Kairos #19: Wed., 02.08 – Sat., 02.11.17 @ Hiram House Camp, Chagrin Falls, OH (seniors only)
Kairos #20: Wed., 04.05 – Sat., 04.08.17 @ Hiram House Camp, Chagrin Falls, OH (juniors and seniors)
NOTE: all Kairos retreats begin at the end of the school day on the first day listed (e.g., #18=begins at 3 pm on W. 10.12.16).